System shutdown during clean install of Vista Ultimate
I am attempting a clean install of Vista Ultimate 32x onto a new system.
After the first reboot while completing installation the system goes into
sleep mode, or either shuts down. When I reboot Vista starts and tells me
that there was an unexpected error and that I need to restart the
Asus PK5 motherboard
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4 GHz
2GB Crucial Tracer RAM 1066
3 Seagate Barracuda drives 500 Gb as the boot and two 750 Gb SATA drives for
data. No RAID.
Lite-On SATA DVD as the install drive
XFX 7900GS graphics adapter
The drives are all recognized by the native SATA support and I was able to
format the boot drive. The other hard-drives were already formatted and
partitioned from another installation of Vista. I believe this may be a
problem with the graphics card as this shutdown occurs after the
installation blacks the screen briefly as if it is checking or tweaking the
display settings.After this the installation continues for about 20 seconds
and then the system shuts down. I have no BSODs, no error messages. I only
have the system restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected message
when I restart the system and boot from the hard-drive. Vista starts and
then I get the above, the Windows installation cannot proceed,,, click
restart ok and let the system restart and restart installation.
Will appreciate any suggestions advice anyone may have.